Sunday, February 06, 2011

Molasses Cookies

I love molasses cookies and found a perfectly wonderful way to have them gluten free, The Gluten-Free Pantry Spice Cake and Gingerbread Mix!

I think I added egg, shortening, a bit of ground ginger, and a few tablespoons of molasses. The balls of stiff dough are rolled in granulated sugar and baked on parchment paper lined cookie sheets. They turn out so much like the cookies Mom used to make that I have to hide them from myself! Good thing the store was all out of mixes on my last shopping trip... Now I am down to my very last cookie. Guess it's time to start that long awaited diet.

PS. It appears this particular mix has been discontinued by the manufacturer. Now that is really, really disappointing!

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Spaghetti and Meatballs

So, tonight we had gluten free spaghetti and meatballs. Rather than breadcrumbs, I take a slice or two of Tapioca bread, shred it, and add it to my ground beef, egg, and spice mixture. I also add some gluten free Parmesan cheese. (Parmesan cheese is what makes the very best meatballs.) I am blessed to have a nearby grocery whose store brand sauce is gluten free. Hooray for Wegmans! And tonight, since I was low on regular spaghetti, everyone got the gluten free variety.